Rick Ross, the boss, will be showing up on the June/July issue of The Source magazine along with Ludacris. Now, under the management of Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Ross has a lot to look forward to in the future, but he touched on memories from his past and why the ATL is where it’s at musically. Check out a few excerpts from the interview below:
“I always felt in touch with my black side riding by cotton fields at 5, 6 years old, seeing big mills of cotton balls. I was always in touch with slavery, when I could recognize a palm tree at the same age,” added the rapper, who was raised in Florida. “I always respected my culture, my people. Growing up in the streets of Miami, I saw different ways to escape a lot of conditions that I knew was around the corner in Mississippi. It always made me see the world from so many different aspects. I saw the fast life of Miami, but I also saw the slow countryside of a small, country town with a small population. I heard the struggles.”
“Atlanta is a great place to resonate and meet a lot of producers,” he said. “It’s a great wealth of producers here, I believe more than any major city in the South. To really stay on top of your beats as an artist or make big moves — you should have a presence in Atlanta.” But Ross was quick to point out he hadn’t made a permanent relocation, telling the magazine, “I don’t live here. Miami is my primary spot. I own three studios and this is one of them.”
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Terrell Johnson is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of SWGRUS.